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Unread 05-11-2009   #1 (permalink)
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I have been reading that most people have multiple litter boxes. I only have one kitty, should I still keep one upstairs and one downstairs? Solo has been staying upstairs because Shelby (doggie) chills out downstairs, but I think she may start venturing more since she has only been here for a day. I plan on cleaning it at least once a day.
 
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Well, I have two cats and only one litter box. Pixie only uses it at night cos she goes outside during the day, but Sasha always uses it. I clean it several times a day as I use clumping litter.

Unless Solo really can't get on with Shelby I think you'll be fine with just one downstairs
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The general "rule of thumb" is one box per cat, plus one.

I have three cats and four litter boxes. When I had four cats I had five litter boxes.

If Solo has issues with the dog it might be a good idea for her to have a choice of box in different locations.

Some cats like to pee in one and poop in another.

I wasn't sure who has been there only a day, dog or cat?

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Well, I have two cats and only one litter box. Pixie only uses it at night cos she goes outside during the day, but Sasha always uses it. I clean it several times a day as I use clumping litter.

Unless Solo really can't get on with Shelby I think you'll be fine with just one downstairs
They are getting much better, they are sitting on the couch together right now. I would put one downstairs, I just don't have anywhere dad will let me. Solo stays in the office though most of the time, as her food and water is in there as well as the litter, and the dog isn't allowed in there .

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The general "rule of thumb" is one box per cat, plus one.

I have three cats and four litter boxes. When I had four cats I had five litter boxes.

If Solo has issues with the dog it might be a good idea for her to have a choice of box in different locations.

Some cats like to pee in one and poop in another.

I wasn't sure who has been there only a day, dog or cat?

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The dog has been here for 5 years, just got the kitty yesterday Solo has already peed and pooped in the one in the office, so I don't forsee that being much of a problem. She is my first kitty though, so I am not sure
 
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Great ! Sounds that she is getting used to the new environment and new friends...
I don't think there is a problem with her having one litter box in her exclussive room and having another somewhere else, if your house is very very big... or your office is far from the other parts of the house, as she may travel too far for just doing her business...
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We have 2 cats, 4 litter boxes. We started out with only 1 litter box, upstairs, but since the cats prefer being downstairs, we got more. We now have 2 upstairs, one in the cats room upstairs (where they can escape from the dog), my office upstairs, and 2 downstairs, one in the bathroom, and one in the laundry room.
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What a convenience for Cami and Dante ... they can easily find one anywhere... Good for them !
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